Kids Need CARE: Validating and Affirming our Children
Professor James Van Horn at Penn State University recommends a conscious effort to affirm and validate family members using the CARE Strategy. Learn how consideration, appreciation, respect and empathy help in a family.
Hope for Stepfathers
Presenting a somewhat different way of looking at the role, the author suggests that a stepfather is "more like a mentor than a father." The stepfather is a helper, giving children perspective and becoming "an important source of strength as they grow and mature."
Tips for Stepfathers
Six experience based suggestions for new stepfathers who want to build positive relationships with their family.